Walt Disney World Resort – Disney Springs
New! “Springs Bottling Co.” Marquee Signals the Future of Disney Springs: As Downtown Disney continues it’s multi-year transformation into Disney Springs, glimpses of the future are already starting to appear throughout the property. Significant progress is being made on the first phase of Disney Springs known as The Landing. One example of this is the recent installation of the “Springs Bottling Co.” marquee that adorns the future Morimoto Asia building. This sign represents the Disney Springs storyline, which places the Morimoto Asia building as the area’s bottling company. The interior of Morimoto Asia will showcase bottling company themes to pay tribute to the history of Disney Springs. Set along the waterfront, The Landing will be home to unique boutique shops and memorable dining experiences including Morimoto Asia and The BOATHOUSE, opening in spring / summer 2015, along with many more experiences that will be shared in the coming months. Keep an eye on the marquee, which in the coming weeks will brighten the area at nighttime – it’ll be quite the sight.
New! Waterview Stage Now Open at Disney Springs: Located adjacent to the recently announced site for The BOATHOUSE, the Waterview Stage is now offering nightly entertainment, along with great views of Village Lake. Be sure to pick up a Times Guide for specific showtimes.
New! Food Truck Park Coming Soon to Downtown Disney / Disney Springs: Opening later this month, the Food Trucks at Exposition Park on the West Side will be a permanent home for the owned-and-operated Downtown Disney food trucks. Located along the water, the Food Trucks will serve mouthwatering culinary creations daily, such as chicken & waffles and tandoori spiced shrimp. The area will also offer additional seating for diners as well as shaded areas during the day.
New! Santa Chalet Technology Test beginning Nov. 14: Guests visiting Santa at the Downtown Disney Marketplace will have a new way to wait this year if the queue reaches beyond 30 minutes. How it works:
- If the queue to see Santa is more than 30 minutes, Guests will be directed to a podium where they may choose to receive a text message or pager when it is time to return to the queue.
- Guests are invited to explore the Marketplace to enjoy the holiday entertainment and nearby shops.
- Once paged, Guests should return to the queue for an anticipated 20-minute wait.
Reminder! Downtown Disney Parking Garage to Open Nov 20: The West Side Garage is nearing completion at Downtown Disney. This week, Cast Members have begun parking in the garage. It is expected that they will open additional levels of the garage to Guests on Nov. 20. As Downtown Disney undergoes the transformation into Disney Springs, parking access will continue to fluctuate and change to make way for future expansion.
Walt Disney World Resort – Shopping
New! Watch for Discount Coupons on Receipts: Guests who visit certain quick-service locations in WDW theme parks Nov. 18, 2014 through Jan. 4, 2015, will receive a coupon attached to their receipt. The coupon offers 20% off their purchase at participating merchandise locations from store opening until 1 p.m. between Nov. 18, 2014 through Jan. 5, 2014.
New! Disney Infinity 2.0 Ready To Roll Across Walt Disney World Resort This Month: To celebrate the release of Disney Infinity 2.0, guests will soon find five Walt Disney World Resort busses with specially designed wraps. Walt Disney Imagineering created these new wraps featuring characters from the game. They are the same team that designed the previous Walt Disney World monorail wraps.
New! MagicBands Bring More Pixie Dust to Disney Infinity: Disney Interactive’s gaming platform Disney Infinity joined with Disney Parks to offer Walt Disney World Resortguests with a MagicBand a special surprise. In the recently released edition of the game, Disney Infinity (2.0 Edition), only guests with a MagicBand can unlock the enchanting charm of the “it’s a small world” attraction into their very own Toy Box creation. Guests unlock the download of “it’s a small world” for their Toy Box by placing a MagicBand over the Disney Infinity Base. The Base will detect the presence of a MagicBand, and then will instantly unlock the “it’s a small world” download with no online connectivity required.
Reminder! Dining Reservations Enhancements Coming Nov 18: As an enhancement to the Guest dining reservations booking system, the booking window will be adjusted for dining reservations at Walt Disney World Resort. Effective Nov. 18, Cast Members will be able to assist guests with making reservations such that reservations may be made up to 20 minutes in advance for available seatings at Walt Disney World Resort.
New! Disney Gift Card Pin with Purchase Promotion: Beginning Tuesday, Nov. 18, select locations at Disneyland Resort and Walt Disney World Resort will offera special-edition pin free with activation of a Frozen-themed $75 Disney Gift Card. The promotion is anticipated to be especially popular with Guests who enjoy collecting unique Disney pins. The cards should be on display through Jan. 6, 2015 (or until supplies are depleted).
November 21 – 22: Take part in a Disney artist showcase with Joe Kaminski, Alex Maher, Tim McCloskey and Darren Wilson, November 21 from 6 – 8 p.m. and November 22 from 4 – 6 p.m. at Art of Disney in Downtown Disney Marketplace.
November 21 – 23: Precious Moments doll designer Linda Rick will be on hand for the debut of her Holiday Princess Collection. Look for special appearances by Linda, November 21 – 23 at Once Upon A Toy in Downtown Disney Marketplace and November 27 – 30 at Santa’s Village at American Adventure Pavilion in Epcot.
Closures and Refurbishments
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